VCA Metroplex Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge

Client Services

  • Client Service

    Ruby Avitia

    Ruby has been an employee with VCA Metroplex since March of 2008. Prior to joining the VCA family she worked in the pet boarding and daycare industry and has a genuine love of animals. She's currently a proud parent of Evette, Victoria, Jocelyn, Chloe, Weenie & Shakira.

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    Krystal Edwards

    Krystal arrived to VCA Metroplex in September 2009 with the 183 Animal Hospital merger. She started at 183 in April of 1999. She has two adorable children: Karolina  and Joseph. She also is the proud pet parent of 3 cats: Gracie, Simon, and Polly. She also has one crazy dog named Meadow.

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    Jennifer Steigerwald

    Jennifer has been with VCA Metroplex since July 2013. She has 3 dogs that she spoils: Tootsie Roll, Jackson, and Chewey. She is currently in school to be a diagnostic sonographer, and plans to transfer to El Centro within the year. She has a huge love for animals and enjoys working with them everyday.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Metroplex Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 972-438-7113. We are located at 700 West Airport Freeway. Irving, TX 75062.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.